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48 government websites hacked in 2019 so far: IT Minister

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48 government websites were hacked between January and October 2019, per the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha on December 4. 199, 172 and 110 central and state government websites were hacked in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. He did not specify if 529 separate websites had been hacked, or if the same websites had been hacked more than once. Despite being asked for a state and UT-wise break-up of hacked website, he did not give this data.

The National Security Council Secretariat is seeking comments for the formulation of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020) until December 31, 2019. The final strategy will be released in the first quarter of 2020. There is no draft policy yet.

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